Prospective study of sunburn and sun behavior patterns during adolescence Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Health Behavior
  • Melanoma
  • Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Sunburn
  • Ultraviolet Rays

abstract

  • With at least 50% of children experiencing sunburns before age 11 and again 3 years later, targeting children in pediatric offices and community settings regarding unprotected UV exposure may be a practical approach. Because periadolescence is a time of volatility with regard to sun behaviors, learning more about children who receive sunburns versus those who avoid them is a critical research task.

publication date

  • February 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3269110

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1542/peds.2011-0104

PubMed ID

  • 22271688

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 309

end page

  • 17

volume

  • 129

number

  • 2